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Who thinks the amp you're currently honeymooning is "The One"?

scmavl

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So you've had an amp less than say... two months. You've played limited gigs with it. But you KNOW... This one is A KEEPER.

Who is feeling this right now?

I've had enough amps over the years to be fairly immune to this but I've gotta say, I'm pretty smitten right now. And it's NOT a Flavor Of The Month, and NOT a crazy cool looking tolex job, and NOT used by my favorite guitarist, and NOT a brand I've always aspired to own.

It's a Demeter 2.1 Inverter head (50w, 2 x 6L6). I've never been happy with a channel switcher and normally avoid them, but this one does it the way I've always wished the others would. Plenty of clean headroom, mild/vintage OD all the way to very hard rock distortion are in there. Effects loop to drop my reverb pedal in. I tried my OD pedals through it and they were fine, but I really just don't need them. I'm running it through a Z-Best 2x12 cab and it gives me the perfect balance of fullness on the bottom and sparkle on the top. The master volume is one of the best I've used and takes it down to whisper quiet.

I really cannot see myself moving this in the near future. Played a couple of gigs and haven't been let down at all. This is not an amp I'd even knew existed until I saw one in the Emporium, read up on it, and thought it would be fun to try out. So glad I did.

Anybody else feeling the honeymoon love?

 

GarMan

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I am just feeling lucky to have what I have at the moment. Does that mean I am settling? :)
 

Silent Sound

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I gave up on "the one" years ago. I'm too finicky about music. Some days I want clean spank. Some days it's raw crunch. And some days it's liquid fuzz. I've got favorites for sure, but I'm not the kind of guy who ever could be "married" to just one amp. And I'm not even an amp collector! I'm just a music lover with too much love to give it all to just one amp!
 

PatrickE_FenderADV

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It's always "the one" until the next one comes along! :stir

For me, the Mini Rec I just got is pretty amazing. I don't think it's "the one" because I already had that feeling with a Soldano HR50+ I had quite a few years ago, but the Soldano doesn't fit the music I am playing today. So I guess I am currently feeling the Mini can be "the one" for my current situation.
 

Lullabies

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I think the Mesa 5:50 1x12 I got 3 months ago is a keeper. I freakin love the sound it gets with my setup... I play several other amps but always feel at home when I plug into it... I have tried to like other amps (Orange AD30HTC, Vox TB35C2, Traynor YBA-1 1966 etc...) but I keep coming back to the Mesa and it just fits my pedals and style perfectly

I DIG IT!
 

Lullabies

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It's always "the one" until the next one comes along! :stir

For me, the Mini Rec I just got is pretty amazing. I don't think it's "the one" because I already had that feeling with a Soldano HR50+ I had quite a few years ago, but the Soldano doesn't fit the music I am playing today. So I guess I am currently feeling the Mini can be "the one" for my current situation.
I want to try a Hot Rod so bad!!! I wanna just crank it and rock some Silverchair riffs lol
 

NAC25

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My Swart AST II head/cab is "the one". If I had to sell every single amp and keep one, that would be it.

I'm going to try a new Swart 2x12 that they're making available. It might just get me that much closer to Nirvana....
 

scmavl

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My Swart AST II head/cab is "the one". If I had to sell every single amp and keep one, that would be it.

I'm going to try a new Swart 2x12 that they're making available. It might just get me that much closer to Nirvana....
I'm not surprised to hear this. I had an AST and it was THE ONE for longer than most other amps are. I loved everything about that amp, especially the reverb.
 

bosstone

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Don 't kick me out of the club for this but I have had about 75 amps over more than 50 years of playing, starting with a Deluxe Reverb in 1964 that I bought new as a teen. I have had many Fenders, Marshalls, Boogies, Supros, Traynors, Ampegs etc. I admit that I only play at home and at "Parlor Jams" with friends but This little package has a ton of great sounds, is small, light and plenty loud. With the highly efficient Eminence Ramrod speaker I have (I prefer the stock speaker for low to medium volume) I could use it for most gig situations. Really...I think it is great!
 

sleewell

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ive had the mak4 for over 2 years now and its still the one. I have bought other amps and sold them bc they just aren't as good as what I have.
 

bosstone

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ive had the mak4 for over 2 years now and its still the one. I have bought other amps and sold them bc they just aren't as good as what I have.
I have never had a Mark IV but I have owned several Boogies including 2 Mark IIC+s and a Mark III. They can sound great but I always ended up spending too much time fiddeling with the knobs.
 

sleewell

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I have never had a Mark IV but I have owned several Boogies including 2 Mark IIC+s and a Mark III. They can sound great but I always ended up spending too much time fiddeling with the knobs.

nope. mako mak4. its a 4 channel preamp. it only has knobs for volume, bass, mids, treble and gain for each channel - very easy to use.
 

highrise

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nope. mako mak4. its a 4 channel preamp. it only has knobs for volume, bass, mids, treble and gain for each channel - very easy to use.

It's also not an amp.


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Also, I'm currently honeymooning an Elmwood Modena M60...OMG is it awesome!
 

NAC25

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I'm not surprised to hear this. I had an AST and it was THE ONE for longer than most other amps are. I loved everything about that amp, especially the reverb.
There's just so many things I like about it. It's the one amp I always like to play when I plug in. It's my idea of "that sound" that resides in my head. My own version of the brown sound? Dunno.
 

Gemini2

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Can't say I'm honeymooning but the amp I have in my signature is the one. After this and that I've realized two things:

1. I kinda prefer EL34/Marshall type tones.
2. It's not the amp's fault. It's me!
 

?&!

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I have a Juke Warbler Muse 1210, and as far as an amp for cleans/mild dirt with my Tele goes, the search is OVER. I just can't believe how amazing that amp sounds with single coils.
 

mad dog

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That's what's going on with my Sterling tweed bassman. Had it a couple months. It's at the NYC rehearsal hall. I look forward to playing it, and really enjoy it when I do. Had several tweeds, some really nice ones, but this bassman turns out be my favorite.
MD
 

keithb7

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It's always the "one" in the honeymoon stage. Then a real nice one comes along. Cool thing about amps is you can just put them in the closet for a while till you forget about them. Pull them out and they are the "one" again. They get better with age, sit nicely in the closet and never leave you!
 






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